Ali is presently a proud stay-at-home Mom to two highly active girls, Reilly (12) and Gracie (9) although she fills most of her hours with community work, coaching adventure running/field hockey, and volunteering at Langevin School. Ali and her family moved to Bridgeland from Regina, Saskatchewan 3 years ago. A native of Vancouver, Ali was happy to return closer to the mountains but she still sports a Saskatchewan Roughriders' sticker on her car.
Ali has served as the Planning Director for the Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association for the past 2 years. As a former educator, Ali’s background in engagement, active living and lifelong learning has led her to her interest in community planning. Ali is passionate about collaborative, grassroots community building. She is excited to finish a few projects she started this year; re-building under the 4th Ave Flyover, the East Riverside Masterplan, Crime Prevention through Environmental Design with the Edmonton Trail Task Force, getting started on an updated local plan for all of Bridgeland-Riverside and continuing more #BridgelandLove tactical urbanism projects.
Ali has been selected to be on the Federation of Calgary Communities Urban Planning Committee that runs for a one-year term, giving input on planning issues community associations are facing.
Ali has a B.Ed from the University of Victoria and taught high school outdoor education, English, social studies and physical education in both BC and Saskatchewan. She founded and created the Ascent Program, an outdoor education program in Pemberton, BC and a pilot program for Youth at Risk in Saskatchewan.